Monday, May 30, 2005

I swear that I'll update soon..

Nobody knows the trrouble I've seen..

Ok, maybe it's not THAT bad..but let's just say that the holiday weekend did not start off as planned..

It did, however, get better as the weekend progressed..

More later..sorry to be so vague.


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I'll update soon...

I'll update soon..really busy since I got back. But we had a great time!!


Thursday, May 19, 2005

Away for the weekend!

TSPR leaves tomorrow morning for their 2nd annual trip to Gettysburg, PA!!

I'm so excited about this trip, even tho Herman will not be joining me. I have a great time with everyone on the TSPR team..and the ghost-hunting should be interesting!

I'll be back on Sunday afternoon..Please keep us in your prayers for safe travels.


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Maybe next week??

We thought that this week was going to be better for Rachel but apparently not. While on her way home from school today (she left early because of her sinus infection) she witnessed 4 seniors from her high school get into a horrible crash. The 2 girls in the back seat were injured seriously. They had to use the "jaws of life" to pry the roof off in order to extricate the girls.

What an awful week for our high school.

I'd like to point out that in both car accidents this past week, no one was wearing a seat belt. Parents..please insist that your children wear there seat belts. Make it a habit. Wear YOUR seat belt. Set the example.

God..I never thought that I would be getting up on a soapbox, but...this week has been a nightmare of serious car accidents.

Please pray for these 4 gilrs that were injured today and continue to keep "A" in your prayers, also. ("A" is the boy who was in the serious accident in my last post.)


Monday, May 16, 2005

Here's to a better week..

Last week was pretty much awful. Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

Monday: Uneventful. Oh, no...wait. Monday I had to had a "urodynamic study" on my bladder. It was uncomfortable, but not awful.

Tuesday: Rachel had a car accident. A fender bender but boy, was she lucky! She was pulling from the middle lane into the right lane and OOOPS! Someone was already in the right lane!! No major damage to either car. No tickets issued.

Wednesday and Thursday: Pretty quiet.

Friday: Rachel went to work and told the manager that she had cramps and wanted to go home. 2 hours later she was called into the manager's office. He told her that she was leaving too much and that he wasn't going to be able to put her on the schedule. She came home pissed off and in tears, thinking that she had been fired. She called and called to see if they wanted her to work on Saturday but the manager didn't call back. Then later on that night, her boyfriend of a few weeks broke up with her because he thinks that it's too weird to be dating his old friend's ex-girlfriend. Rachel was very upset because she really liked this guy. They were friends for awhile before they started to date. She is going to miss his friendship a great deal.

Saturday: Rachel finally got a call back from work and was told that she wasn't fired, to come in for her Saturday shift. She no sooner gets to work when a close friend of hers calls to tell her that Rachel's prom date, "A", was in a horrendous accident on Friday night and that he was in the ICU of a local trauma center. (I'm not giving names..some of these kids are innocent and some are minors.) This boy "A" is also the best friend of Becky's boyfriend. Apparently "A" had been drinking and when he wanted to pick up one of his friend's, he asked to borrow the new car of another friend since it was blocking his car. The owner of the new car (not really new..but new to him) asked if "A" had been drinking and when "A" said "no", the kid handed him the keys. "A" was going literally around the block and up the street a few blocks to pick up the other friend. "A" also had a passenger in the car, a kid named "B". "B" is Becky's old "boyfriend". Well, "A" did between 45-90mph , all the while with "B" screaming at him to stop driving so fast. "A" crashed into a parked car and flipped the car he was driving. "A"'s brother is an EMT in town...and was on call that night. "A"'s brother arrives at the scene, not aware that it is his brother he is saving, because it's not his brother's car. From what I understand, it took 1/2 hour to remove "A" from the wreckage. "B" walked out of the car, not a scratch on him. Thank God for that!! "A" has 2 skull fractures, 2 pelvic fractures, broken fingers, very deep cuts on his head and throat. From what Rachel understands, there is a risk of blood clots in his brain. He has such a severe concussion that he was bleeding from his ears.

Needless to say, Rachel was a mess over this. She had been with him on Friday night til about 10pm. The accident was around midnight. So she explained what happened to her manager and he let her go once a replacement came in. She went straight to the hopital to see "A". This made her feel a great deal better. But we don't think that "A" is going to the prom, for obvious reasons. Also, he will be arrested once he's released from the hospital. Did I mention the the kid who owned the "new" car had no collision on the car? Bad news all the way around..

When Becky woke up on Saturday, she found out from Jack (her boyfriend) about "A". Once Jack got home from work they went to see "A". They spent most of the late afternoon and evening with "A" and his family. "A" doesn't realize how badly he is injured, thanks to copius amounts of morphine. He told Rachel that he'd be out of the hospital in a day or so. Probably more like a few weeks. It's so sad. The ironic part is that Becky just made a video about teen drinking and driving and it was presented on Monday night at the same hospital where "A" is being treated.

Now Rachel is in a deep depression. We're worried about her. I told her that she needs to look at the good sides of all this: "A" is alive, "B" is alive..she's only 17 and there will be plenty of other boyfriend's and if she loses her job, she'll find another!!

Please keep "A" and his family in your prayers. They are going to go thru alot in the next few months.

Now...on to a better week...Peace!

Monday, May 9, 2005


Just re-read my last post and I have decided that I should have someone shoot me for being sooooooo boring!! LOL!!

Becky recently made a 30 second public service announcement for drinking and driving. Tonight they had a presentation at Robert Wood Johnson/UMDNJ hospital for all the participants. I took Becky, John and Matt (a friend of the family's) to the presentation. It was very well attended and we had a good time. I was VERY proud of Becky for doing this!! She and her friend Brianne did a GREAT job on the PSA!! Anyway, we were hoping for the video to place in this competition but ALAS!! This was not to be the case tonight.  I know, I'm biased, but their PSA was really great!! Oh well.. There's always next year!!

Have a bad cold..It was only a matter of time before I got it. The kids have all been sick. Can't breathe and I'm "off my game"...whatever the hell that means!! LOL!!

Mother's Day was nice. All 4 kids went o dinner with us. I wanted to go to Tokyo Japanese Restaurant and do the hibachi grill thing. It was good! I had scallops and steak. Of course I didn't finish it so I had some for lunch today. Leftovers work for me! LOL!

Ok...gonna go for now... really tired...Peace my friends!

Saturday, May 7, 2005

Making progress..

I'm so proud of myself that I just had to post here!

I cleaned my room!! Yay!!

Yep..dusted all that furniture, put away all my clothes, cleaned out Herman's drawers and put his stuff away neatly. Just have to vacuum it. And I've done at least 5 loads of laundry! Whooopppeee! this is what my life has come to?! Bragging about cleaning my damn room?!

Note to self: Get a life! LOL!!


Gotta remember to post here more often!

Not a whole hell of alot going on here. Rachel got her stitches removed on Monday. The scar is healing beautifully and will hardly be noticeable. Great news there! John and BEcky have been sick with a virus this whole past week. Cough, headache, name it, they had it. They are recuperating, tho. Herman is judging a powerlifting meet today. I'm going to try and get alot done here today so that when he gets home we can enjoy each others company. I'm in the midst of 10 billion loads of laundry as we speak. I have to get the basement cleaned up because the inspectors are coming on Wednesday to look at the new furnace and air conditioner we had installed in October. My basement is a mess since Herman moved our computer into Jackie's old room and the sewer line backup. Everything kind of got thrown around the basement.

I haven't decided what I want to do for Mother's Day. Perhaps I'll make it to Church. That would be nice. Then I think we'll have my family over for Chinese food. Or something like that. NO COOKING OR CLEANING!! I'm gonna try and get that done today..That said..I've really got to get moving!